PRINCETON, NJ – Dec. 1, 2015 – Certara®, the global biosimulation technology-enabled drug development company, today announced that it has acquired XenologiQ, a UK-based quantitative systems pharmacology (QSP) consultancy. “This transaction strengthens Certara’s modeling and simulation capabilities, increases its leadership in mechanistic pharmacology, and supports the company’s precision medicine vision,” said Certara Chief Executive Officer […]
One of the biggest challenges for the pharmaceutical industry is the high rate of drug attrition in Phase 2 clinical trials, which wastes significant amounts of money and time. The major reasons for this attrition are that either candidate drugs do not show efficacy or have unexpected toxicity, in turn implying that we did not fully understand the complexity of the biology the candidate drugs were designed to modulate.
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Staff writer Ron Rosenberg interviewed Piet van der Graaf, PharmD, PhD, vice president of quantitative systems pharmacology at Certara and former director of XenologiQ, a QSP consultancy.